Japanese company PBJ enters the ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) Origami derby with its Smart Caddie, this one with a 1GHz Via C7M processor instead of the Intel Celeron that all the others are using with UMPCs. The Smart Caddie runs Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, has a 7-inch display at 800x480 and comes in a lovely, Mac-like white form factor. It also has Bluetooth and WiFi compatibility but battery life is just 2.5 hours per charge compared to the three to four hours of the Q1 from Samsung. Pricing is rumored to be around $1190, and it will be available in Japan in mid-April.
A new UMPC announced from PBJ [Digital Lifestyle]